Monday, March 31, 2014

Second thoughts …

… James Lovelock: environmentalism has become a religion | Environment | The Guardian.

… Lovelock said of the warnings of climate catastrophe in his 2006 book, Revenge of Gaia: "I was a little too certain in that book. You just can’t tell what’s going to happen."
Yes, as Niels Bohr observed, "Predicting is difficult, especially the future." But science, as its history demonstrates, has frequently fallen for fortune-telling. It's one thing to postulate something and see if it works out in the event. It's quite another to prophesy.


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